Court grants Oscar Pistorius bail

Court grants Oscar Pistorius bail

Oscar Pistorius will not return to prison while awaiting sentencing for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a South African court has ruled.

The athlete will remain under house arrest at his uncle’s home after the prosecution declined to oppose bail at a hearing in the North Gauteng high court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning.

Deputy judge president Audrey Ledwaba granted bail of R10,000 (£460) on condition that Pistorius remains under house arrest. “He has proved that he is not a flight risk,” the judge said.

Pistorius, was present in court, dressed in a dark suit and tie, remaining calm and composed throughout, and occasionally sharing a joke with his lawyers. Before court began, he had agreed to the strict conditions of his house arrest, which mostly confine him to Arnold Pistorius’s mansion in Pretoria. Read more

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